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Old 07-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
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Yellowstone Bear Attack

Man was killed. Wife escaped serious injury.

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2231358&spid=
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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A followup article says the rangers believe the bear acted instinctively to protect her cubs and therefore will not be destroyed:

http://ktar.com/category/us-news-art...-National-Park

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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Of course the article led off with "Killer Grizzly"
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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More detail:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com...e-convened8417

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Old 10-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #5
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Of course the article led off with "Killer Grizzly"
If the name fits, use it!
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:15 PM   #6
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Read the article, it doesn't fit. Probably written by either a reporter trying to sensationalize or someone wh doesn't know damn thing about bears. Or has been scared by an idiot who doesn't know a thing about bears and demonizes them.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:28 PM   #7
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Old new guys but argue away and have fun with this.

O it's a griz not a black bear. No difference?
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:48 PM   #8
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From the article:
"Despite the large number of visitors who travel to Yellowstone each year, and the hundreds of bears in the region, there are relatively few bear-human incidents, said Mr. Nash. During the past 30 years there has been less than one injury per 1 million visitors to Yellowstone."

This Yellowstone rate, though tiny, is higher than that reported in the NY State Wildlife Resource Center study that Herrero cited in Bear Attacks Their Causes and Avoidance: between 1960 and 1980 an estimated 77,000,000 recreation-days were spent by people in areas inhabited by NY's population of approximately 4,100 black bears. In this time only three bear-related injuries were reported, all minor.
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From the article:
"Despite the large number of visitors who travel to Yellowstone each year, and the hundreds of bears in the region, there are relatively few bear-human incidents, said Mr. Nash. During the past 30 years there has been less than one injury per 1 million visitors to Yellowstone."

This Yellowstone rate, though tiny, is higher than that reported in the NY State Wildlife Resource Center study that Herrero cited in Bear Attacks Their Causes and Avoidance: between 1960 and 1980 an estimated 77,000,000 recreation-days were spent by people in areas inhabited by NY's population of approximately 4,100 black bears. In this time only three bear-related injuries were reported, all minor.
That is interesting estimated statistic. I just got started with Dr. Herrero's book and got as far as the first grizzly attack in Banff National Park in Canada and had to put the book down. I don't know how I'll feel after finishing the book, but right now even though attacks are a rare thing, the book is just making me more scared of bears!
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